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  • n  a heavy wooden pole (such as the trunk of a young fir) that is tossed as a test of strength (in the Highlands of northern Scotland)

  • In years past, the answer might have been arrived at through caber-tossing or spitting for distance.
  • They compete at putting the shot and tossing the caber (a heavy pole).
  • They contended in throwing the caber, putting the stone.
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  • Tomas Kaberle in Toronto Star
    It was kind of funny. I was thinking about it on the ice feeding him (Phaneuf) - I thought about Caber (McCabe) a bit,Kaberle said. "He's on the right side and Caber was, too. I think it's going to be a lot like that with Dion here. He's...
  • Sid Waddell in Irish Times
    Call yourself a bull,said Sid. "Well, stick that wet rag up your nostril. It's like asking a caber tosser for a match, you might get more than you bargained for."

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